Saturday 19th Oct '19

Well-being workshop for young people led by Ipse Wilderness

Julia Gillick of Ipse Wilderness is offering a well-being workshop for 11 to 15 year olds to de-tech, unwind and re-connect with themselves, nature and others.  .   A  whole day in the woods with a mixture of physical, social, emotional and intellectual activities to recharge the batteries and regain equilibrium over half-term.       […]

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Saturday 19th Oct '19

”NEW” Dangerous Dads Group

We are offering two taster sessions for dangerous dads! Coud this be you? Forest School Jack will be runnung this taster workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandads, from all sections of the community. we will be offering […]

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Saturday 19th Oct '19

Green woodworking with Kent Thodsen

These new day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled […]

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Sunday 20th Oct '19

Fungal Fry-up

Anne Yarrow (who owned the wood for 33 years) will lead this session in which you hunt and identify our woodland fungal harvest.  We hope to follow the hunt with a fry-up and tasting of edible fungal finds.  Bring specimens for identification/tasting if you like. Timing: 10am-1pm Costs: Adults £22, Concessions inc members £20, Children […]

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Saturday 26th Oct '19

Woodland fungi – death or dinner?

Anne Yarrow (owner of the wood for 33 years) will lead this popular two hour (3/4-1 mile) fungus hunt for beginners, learning about and identifying mushrooms and toadstools with the emphasis on edible and poisonous ones.             Time:  10.30am-12.30pm Maximum 20 people.  Adults £12.00     Concessions (inc members) £11.00   Children (6-15 […]

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Saturday 26th Oct '19

Wood Carving with Martin Brockman

Even if you’ve never handled a chisel before, Martin will help you create a bird sculpture from a log of chestnut or sycamore. Timings: 10am-5pm Place: marquee at Wilderness Wood Price: £75 per person – 10% discount available for members – please bring your card. See attached info and booking form for more details about […]

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Monday 28th Oct '19

Family fungus-hunt

A fungus hunt for the whole family to enjoy, especially geared to children – led by Anne Yarrow, who owned the wood for 30 years.  Find out how the fly agaric gets its spots, and how to make a spore print. Time: 10.30am-12 noon. Numbers: Maximum 25 Booking essential.  Contact Anne Yarrow on 01825 831972 […]

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Monday 28th Oct '19

Halloween Fire Craft & Fondue

This workshop will be led by Forest school Mel, Queen of fire crafting! We will gather materials in the wood for kindling and identify good sources of plants and trees. Then learn how to use a flint and steel to light our own fires. Once established a good fire we will make a hot drink […]

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Monday 28th Oct '19

Family Autumn Forest School

Join Mel for some Autumn crafts in the woods.  We will light a camp fire and melt bees wax in order to preserve some beautiful Autumn leaves.  We will use them to create mobiles or dream catchers along with other foraged treasures. After we will roast chestnuts from the woods and make campfire toffee apples.  […]

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Tuesday 29th Oct '19

Adventures of a Gruffalo – Woodland Monsters

This workshop is being run by Lucy an expert in Gruffalo Hunting! Find the secret path, discover the storytelling circle.  Come and share an adventure in the wilderness, reading the story of the Gruffalo and letting the children get involved, helping with the voices of the animals and actions to suit! This activity is about the adventure, […]

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Wednesday 30th Oct '19

Family Castaway

This workshop will be led by Mel of Lucy’s Little Forest School Build a shelter ready to survive the wind and rain, light a campfire and enjoy cooking a late lunch over the fire….Adult to accompany child or children and join the adventure! Lighting a communal fire and having a go at the 60 seconds […]

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Wednesday 30th Oct '19

Flower Fairies of Autumn

Make a peg doll fairy with Mel and dress her in beautiful Autumn leaves.  After we will take a walk up the secret path and see what we discover.  We will find the fairy glade and make fairy gardens outside the pumpkin fairy houses. Age 6+ tickets for participating children and adults free Please click […]

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Friday 1st Nov '19

Members’ working-with-wood-day autumn half-term

Join us for a day of woody projects, preparations for Winter Solstice and lunch together – and maybe early christmas tree reservation!   Cost is £10 per day per family for lunch.

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Friday 1st Nov '19

Find out more about Roots and Wings – a nature-based rites of passage group for girls starting spring 2020

Come and meet Kathryn Jordan to find out more about a nature-based rites of passage group for girls aged 11-13, starting in Spring 2020 with weekly meetings in the wood on Saturday afternoons; two camp-outs lasting two nights; and culminating in an individual Fire Quest.  Kathryn will be available between 10am and 4pm in the […]

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Friday 1st Nov '19

Adventures of a Gruffalo – Woodland Monsters

This workshop is being run by Mel an expert in Gruffalo Hunting! Find the secret path, discover the storytelling circle.  Come and share an adventure in the wilderness, reading the story of the Gruffalo and letting the children get involved, helping with the voices of the animals and actions to suit! This activity is about the adventure, […]

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Friday 1st Nov '19

Meg and Mog

This workshop is led by Mel of Lucy’s Little Forest school Join us at our story circle in the woods as we share a favourite Meg and Mog book. After we will make fizzing magic potions in the mud kitchen using foraged ingredients and things you would find in your kitchen. We will light a […]

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Saturday 2nd Nov '19

cut-your-own christmas trees – members’ priority reservation

Members are invited to make first choice of Christmas Trees in the field and claim a 10% discount on the tree on November 2nd or 3rd.  Please your bring your membership card along and a £20 cash deposit.  The general public can reserve a tree from November 9th. If you are not sure if you […]

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Sunday 3rd Nov '19

cut-your-own christmas trees – members’ priority reservation

Members are invited to make first choice of Christmas Trees in the field and claim a 10% discount on the tree on November 2nd or 3rd.  Please your bring your membership card along and a £20 cash deposit.  The general public can reserve a tree from November 9th.     If you are not sure […]

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Friday 8th Nov '19

Mother’s Fire group

Mothers Fire begins again – a space to be heard, to share skills and songs, and tap into the seasons and each other’s mothering journeys. 10.30am-12.30pm on Fridays during term time. Cost is a donation of at least the standard admission to the woods, which is £3 per person. Babies that can’t walk yet are […]

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Saturday 9th Nov '19

cut-your-own christmas tree reservations for general public begin

Enjoy the experience of choosing a Christmas tree growing in the field at Wilderness Wood.  Some families love it so much that they have been coming every year for 30 years.  You can come and get a tag to reserve your tree by paying a £20 CASH DEPOSIT.       We can only sell […]

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Sunday 10th Nov '19

reserve a cut-your-own christmas tree – general public

Enjoy the experience of choosing a Christmas tree growing in the field at Wilderness Wood.  Some families love it so much that they have been coming every year for 30 years.  You can come and get a tag to reserve your tree by paying a £20 CASH DEPOSIT.       We can only sell […]

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Tuesday 12th Nov '19

Green wood-working group for home educated young people

These morning and afternoon groups on Tuesdays offer young people the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through their own exploration and creativity. The emphasis is on young people working on their own projects while learning new skills.  Kent does not lead the sessions from the front but supports and guides […]

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Saturday 16th Nov '19

Create a Withy Deer Sculpture with Martin Brockman

You will make a deer sculpture from willow, hazel or hornbeam (depending on what is available) to take home or give as a present. Working with Martin Brockman, experienced craftsman and tutor. Please bring a picture or sketch of the type of animal you want to make.  And gardening gloves and secateurs, if you have […]

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Saturday 16th Nov '19

‘NEW’ Dangerous Dads Forest School

We are offering two taster sessions for dangerous dads! Coud this be you? Forest School Jack will be runnung this taster workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandads, from all sections of the community. we will be offering […]

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Saturday 23rd Nov '19

Green Wood-working with Kent Thodsen

These new day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled […]

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Saturday 23rd Nov '19

Local, fresh, pre-cut Christmas Trees available in the yard from today

Wilderness Wood is open every day until December 23rd – selling fresh, local trees of all different sizes and species.  Come on a week-day for a peaceful experience or weekends for all the fun of the fayre…

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Friday 29th Nov '19

Festive Fridays at Wilderness Wood

Beat the crowds and taste delicious pizza from our wood-fired oven by coming to buy a pre-cut Christmas tree on Friday evening 4pm-8pm.  One free pizza for every pre-cut tree which you buy.  

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Saturday 30th Nov '19

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

Come and buy a beautiful tree and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the wood: arts, crafts, live music, face-painting, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.   Made by Wilderness Wood will be selling lovely, hand-made presents.  […]

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Sunday 1st Dec '19

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December: arts, crafts, live music, face-painting, roasted chestnuts…. Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.   Made by Wilderness Wood will be selling lovely, […]

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Saturday 7th Dec '19

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.  Artisans and crafts people will be selling their wares and demonstrating […]

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Sunday 8th Dec '19

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, face-painting, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.  Made by Wilderness Wood will be selling lovely hand-made presents.  […]

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Saturday 14th Dec '19

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a festive day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, face-painting, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.  Made by Wilderness Wood will be selling lovely hand-made presents.  […]

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Sunday 15th Dec '19

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, music, face-painting, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.  Made by Wilderness Wood will be selling lovely hand-crafted presents.  […]

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Saturday 4th Jan '20

January Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 1st Feb '20

February Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 7th Mar '20

March Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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